â€žA highly individual musicality that speaks to the audience.â€œ
The Goldmund Quartet, formed by violinists Florian SchÃ¶tz and Pinchas Adt, violist Christoph Vandory and cellist Raphael Paratore, is one of the most exciting young string quartets in Europe. Educated by Gerhard Schulz in Stuttgart and GÃ¼nter Pichler at the Instituto Internacional de Musica de Camera de Madrid, the quartet has received important artistic impulse in master classes with the Hagen, Borodin, Melos, Belcea, Artemis, Ysaye and Cherubini quartets, Ferenc Rados, Eberhard Feltz and Alfred Brendel.
Since their debut at Munichâ€™s Prinzregententheater, the quartet appeared at international festivals such as the Festival Aix-en-Provence, Festival de MÃºsica y Danza Granada or Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele. Recitals have taken them to prestigious chamber music venues and series in Denmark, France, Norway, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, China and the US. Regular chamber music partners include artists such as Ksenija Sidorova, Pablo Barragan, Frank Dupree, Christopher Park, Christoph Poppen und Arabella Steinbacher.
The 2016/17 season sees the Goldmund Quartet give its debuts Viennaâ€™s Musikverein, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival and Kissinger Sommer. Further concerts will lead the four musicians to Beethovenhaus Bonn and Marvao Festival Portugal. Highlights of the past season were their debuts at International Festival Heidelberger FrÃ¼hling and at Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern.
Many of the quartetâ€™s concerts have been recorded and broadcast by leading broadcasting companies in Germany such as Bavarian Radio, ARD, Deutschlandradio and einsfestival. Further broadcasts have included SWR, NDR, WDR, RBB, ORF, Radio classique, Radio klassik Stephansdom, Deutschlandradio, ARD alpha and einsfestival. In October 2016 NAXOS released their debut CD with works by Joseph Haydn that earned great reviews by BBC, The Strad Magazine, Grammophone Magazine, American Record Guide, Applaus, SÃ¼ddeutsche Zeitung and many more.
The Goldmund Quartet has been awarded several prizes and scholarships, amongst them the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now scholarship. In 2015 they received a scholarship from Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, the Bavarian Young Artist Award and recently the Karl-Klinger-Prize during the 2016 ARD International Music Competition Munich.